5 Core Issues to Address in the Treatment of Love Addiction
Jim Hall MS, Love Addiction Specialist - Relationship Coach
This article describes five key issues that can help love addicts and those with an insecure attachment style in the treatment and recovery of love addiction.
People looking for the answers to overcoming their love addiction often ask a question similar to this: “What are the key things I need to start working on in order to recover"?
What areas can you address to help you establish happy and satisfying love in our lives?
Addressing these 5 key issues will help propel love addicts in their treatment and recovery over love addiction and insecure attachment patterns:
1. Fear of abandonment… one of the love addict's greatest fears and emotional triggers in relationships.
2. Denial… love addicts enter relationships in denial- denial of their partner‘s reality, the relationship, and the self. When this denial begins to crumble within a relationship or after a breakup, this is when withdrawal symptoms will occur.
3. Impaired Self Worth-Toxic Shame… with internal feelings of shame carried from childhood, love addicts have difficulty validating their inherent value and worth, have a distorted reality and carry false beliefs about themselves and about love & intimacy; problems of anger, isolation, depression.
4. Unrealistic expectations… love addicts go into relationships with unrealistic expectations that no one can live up to, even their avoidant partner.
Here is the thing my friend, the problem is NOT about your partner... the problem is these core issues that have fueled most of us into our toxic dependency.
Despite this, there is hope… there is a way out!
About Author: Jim Hall MS, is a Love Addiction Specialist, Online Relationship Coach, and Author of 3 Books on Love Addiction and Recovering. As a leading relationship expert, Jim gives hope to those struggling with love addiction and insecure attachment styles- offering quality guidance towards a healthy path to break obsessive love patterns and healing from love withdrawal caused by a breakup. - more about Jim